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Pain science has advanced a great deal in the last fifty years, but most of this information has had seemingly little impact on the way pain is commonly treated. Much of what has been learned is surprising and counterintuitive.
If you have pain or treat people that do, this is stuff you should know. By the time you are done reading the posts below you will know more than many medical providers about pain mechanisms, and maybe even feel a little better as a result, because research shows that pain education can improve outcomes. Following are some posts on pain science.